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All the news, press releases and reports on the use of biometrics in the Travel & Transportation sector - including land, sea and airside border control, automated fast track systems, boarding gates and baggage handling…

Latest Headlines

Beijing deploys facial recognition tech in subway 30 October 2019

Beijing plans to use facial recognition tools to secure its metro system according to state-run media.


Finnair and Finavia pilot biometric authentication in air travel 18 October 2019

Finnair and Finavia have been among the first ones to test the use of biometric authentication in air travel.


Technology to drive advances in passenger experience : IATA 15 October 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) on Tuesday called on governments and industry to work together to make the best use of modern technology to put the passenger at the centre of the journey and to achieve greater efficiency from infrastructure.


Facial Recognition System Installed at Moi International Airport 09 October 2019

IOM Kenya has officially handed over the facial recognition system at Moi International Airport, Mombasa to the Government of Kenya 


Frontex testing biometric border checks at Lisbon airport 07 October 2019

Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, will be testing “Biometrics on the Move”  together with Border Service of Portugal (SEF) and the Lisbon Airport Authority (ANA).

Features

Waving goodbye to queues with your fingerprint?

Advanced optical biometric devices that read fingerprints at walking speed, as users wave their hands through scanners, promise to resolve speed issues raised by previous biometric authentication methods. But experts caution that it may not be so straightforward.


What is the Apex Air Entry and Exit Re-Engineering project?

A question and answer session designed to answer questions about the Apex Air Entry/Exit Re-Engineering (AEER) project and its integration of biometrics


EAB Contribution to Horizon 2020 consultations

An outline of some key research priorities and objectives are presented as input to the preliminary consultations surrounding the theme of Trustworthy ICT within the Horizon 2020 programme.


Airports: a mirror for future biometrics?

Are humanoid robots the future of border controls? Could the whole experience from getting a passport, buying a ticket, dropping of luggage and being pre-cleared for travel, shopping at and being monitored at the airport and on aircraft to leaving the destination airport be automated by biometrics in user-friendly, secure, acceptable and visible ways?


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